Virtual Fall User Groups: You’re Invited! Lauren Gilchrist by Lauren Gilchrist Lauren Gilchrist Conference Concierge Read time: Who? You! And your colleagues—everyone is invited. What? A virtual Skyward user group. When? This fall. Check out this page to see when your state’s conference will be. Where? Your backyard, living room, the beach... wherever you’d like to join us from. Why? User groups provide a special opportunity to learn from Skyward experts how you can get more from your solution. Just because we cannot gather in person doesn’t mean we can’t still offer tips and tricks from afar. We held our first virtual user group this spring and it was a huge success! Over 3,000 attendees joined us for this two-day event featuring 26 presenters. Here’s what a few attendees shared with us after the virtual conference: "For those of us who have no travel budget, it was so great to be able to attend.” “I liked that I did not need to travel but could enjoy the information... and go back to it after the conference to review.” “These virtual seminars were amazing. I feel like I can never get away during the school year to attend, and these worked perfect—no interruptions, no phone calls. Very informative.” With one virtual user group under our belts, we plan to make this fall’s events even better. What else? We chatted with Sean Fleming, a consultant at KF Events, who is helping WSIPC (Washington School Information Processing Cooperative) move Washington’s user group, WASWUG, to a virtual platform this fall. (WSIPC is a Skyward partner providing technology solutions, services, and support to K-12 schools in Washington.) Here's what Sean said about what you can expect, how you can prepare, and advice for other state steering committees transitioning their conferences to virtual. RSVP Reserve your spot! Sign up to attend a virtual user group here. Click Register to secure your spot at your state’s event. We’ll “see” you there! Follow-Up Resource: 5 Tips for a Great User Group Experience Check out this post to learn how to get the most from your user group experience. Lauren Gilchrist Conference Concierge Share this story: Want tips, tricks, and feature updates delivered to your inbox once a month? Sign up here!